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Overview

The Christensen Institute seeks a Research Project Manager to join the Scaling Social Capital Project within the Education team. The ideal candidate will possess an entrepreneurial spirit and proven success as a people and project manager to help translate social capital research to equitable practice across K-12 and postsecondary spaces. In this role, this person will utilize project management best practices to develop work plans and coordinate the exchange of information and resources internally and externally to drive effective translation of social capital design and measures to practice. The Research Project Manager will be expected to engage thoughtfully and strategically with senior leaders across external organizations and time zones. This manager will also be directly involved in discussions and presentations with external partners, including senior leaders of partnering organizations and funders. The individual hired will report to a Senior Research Fellow, and will be accountable to her and to her co-director based on the task assigned.

 

This is a 20-month, grant-funded position (January 2022 - August 2023) with potential for extension. This is a fully remote position, with occasional opportunities for travel.

 

Responsibilities:

In this position, the Research Project Manager will be engaging in the following types of work:

Project and Relationship Management:

  • Manage external partner engagement responsibilities, as described above.
  • Coordinate and communicate in a timely manner with three external organizations (“intermediaries”) in a train-the-trainer model to support the piloting of social capital designs and measures across K-12 and postsecondary institutions.
  • Facilitate and promote honest dialogue, in one-on-one and larger group settings, that includes multiple perspectives.
  • Prepare for and schedule external project activities including webinars, roundtables, and meetings of project advisors.
  • Develop and deliver high-impact training sessions and presentations (webinars) to external partners, with support from project co-directors.

Operations:

• Develop efficient systems and processes to coordinate, schedule, track, and troubleshoot internal production of grant deliverables in partnership with the project and external relations team members; monitor progress towards grant goals using dashboards or other relevant tools.

• Plan meeting agendas, prepare meeting minutes, and ensure meeting follow-up and action planning.

• Develop and analyze surveys to gauge progress and satisfaction among external partners.

• Perform qualitative analysis (i.e., interviews, desk research, generating themes from data collected) to support field-wide understanding of conditions for scaling social capital designs and measures; synthesize insights and communicate those insights as appropriate for the purpose and audience.

• Monitor progress and performance of external evaluation firm to ensure timely and quality completion of evaluation activities.

• Review external information and meeting requests and act as “gatekeeper” to ensure prioritization of team’s time and activities.

• Generate creative, action-oriented insights and recommendations for both internal and external process improvements.

• Maintain a database of key project participants, partnerships, and performance metrics.

• Support development and maintenance of WhoYouKnow.org.

• Contribute to the project’s knowledge capture and dissemination by writing and publishing quarterly Newsletter, social media postings, PowerPoints for funder updates, and grant reports.

 

Qualifications

We encourage applicants to apply if you have:

  • A passion for and commitment to disrupting the traditional model of formal schooling in ways that nurtures equitable opportunities for under-resourced students.
  • An understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • A track record as a project and people manager.
  • At least five years’ professional experience in roles requiring project management, research, and analytical problem solving, ideally in relation to K-12 and/or postsecondary education.
  • A well-rounded interpersonal skill set with the capacity to build strong relationships, work effectively in a team environment, coach school leaders, and facilitate joint problem solving with external partners.
  • A high degree of reflection and self-awareness, an ability to build trusted relationships, and the capacity to seek out and respond to perspectives different from your own.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, and facility in navigating conversations.
  • A highly self-motivated work style and willingness to proactively take on leadership roles within project teams and the organization.
  • A learning mindset and the ability to seek out and synthesize new information across work streams.
  • The ability to balance three or more external-facing projects while working in a virtual, fast-paced environment.
  • Familiarity with Google suite and Airtable.
  • The ability to travel to occasional conferences, team meetings, or site visits (post-COVID-19 restrictions).

 

 

Position Type: Full-time, exempt.

Location: Fully remote with occasional opportunity for travel

Compensation: Annual salary of $85K-$100K, based on demonstrated experience. The Institute provides a comprehensive benefits package for full-time staff.

About the Organization

The Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, Inc. (the “Institute”) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank dedicated to improving the world through Disruptive Innovation. Founded on the theories of Harvard professor Clayton Christensen, the Institute offers a unique framework for understanding many of society’s most pressing issues around education, healthcare, and economic prosperity. The Institute works to influence the way policymakers, community leaders, and innovators address these problems by distilling and promoting the transformative power of Disruptive Innovation.

The Christensen Institute provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Institute complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation and training.

To Apply: To apply, email your cover letter and resume in PDF format to

careers@christenseninstitute.org.

Overview

The Christensen Institute seeks a Research Project Manager to join the Scaling Social Capital Project within the Education team. The ideal candidate will possess an entrepreneurial spirit and proven success as a people and…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Prazo para Inscrições
    24 de novembro de 2021
Salário
USD $85.000 - USD $100.000
/ ano

Benefícios

The Institute provides a comprehensive benefits package for full-time staff.

The Institute provides a comprehensive benefits package for full-time staff.

Localização

Virtual
O trabalho pode ser executado em qualquer lugar de Estados Unidos
Local Associado
92 Hayden Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421, United States

Como se inscrever

To apply, email your cover letter and resume in PDF format to careers@christenseninstitute.org.

To apply, email your cover letter and resume in PDF format to careers@christenseninstitute.org.

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